September 11th, 2001 – An attack on America, an assault on humanity.
I was walking along the beach at Coney Island when I spotted this gentleman’s upper arm tattoo, one which took the ideal of “Never Forget” to heart. A solemn and permanent reminder of that fateful day. A moment in time where I’m sure where everyone remembers exactly where they were.
I happened to be in Vienna that afternoon, talking on the phone to my parents back home when my father said that a plane had struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center…before anyone knew what was actually taking place. Upon returning to the hotel later that evening, the clerk at the front desk asked me, “You are American, yes…you should turn on the television right away!” I wasn’t able to find an English speaking news channel, and not understanding much German, I had quite a difficult time realizing the situation. It didn’t take long though to absorb the impact.
Time has passed, the rebuilding continues…but that day will forever be ingrained in the hearts and minds of many, many people around the world.
Thanks for taking a look.
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ikeharel (44395) 2013-09-11 4:34
I totaly agree about the fact that the world had changed forever since 9/11, but still yet to be learen about the dangers, still exist fro the same source.
In perfect timing posted this pic., nice premeditated action.
subhendu_bagchi (21370) 2013-09-11 4:57
hi, we all want peace. It is always a hateful matter when any part of civilisation is being attacted by any terrorist activity. You spotted your subject superbly. Good presentation of this 9/11shot in monochrome. A meaningful one.
Noel_Byrne (13742) 2013-09-11 4:57
This guy will certainly never forget, a permanent mark of the memory to accompany him for life.
Its weird as we are here now, 12 years later and how the world seems to have moved on. I remember this as being the single biggest and probably most shocking news event of my life, as I think the whole world did. Just a couple of days ago, I was a a 6th birthday party for my little nephew and it dawned on me that he will learn of this as, to him, ancient history, something that happened long before he was born. A strange feeling.
Nice timing of the post, and a great shot for B&W
All the best
CLODO (26652) 2013-09-11 5:00
perfect day to produce this picture, to remember this sad day.
timecapturer (37470) 2013-09-11 5:45
a day and event that sticks in your mind and even now beggars belief. Having stood on the top of one of these amazing towers it makes the impact of that day all the more real and poignant. A nice tribute shot this and one that is not only original but extremely expressive. Thoughts are with all Americans and especially those who lost loved ones in this assault on all peace loving human beings.
Regards - Brian.
KristinsCamera (2009) 2013-09-11 6:02
In tears reading your note and looking at this photograph, Jason ~
you and I are of like mind this morning.
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-11 7:10
We are all marked by that event.
The world is definitely different.
danos (78358) 2013-09-11 7:43
nice the view of the upper arm tattoo of the man remembering the day of the dissaster of the two buildings of the World Trade Center from terrorists.
The upload of the photo was in the perfect timing.
Nicou (106307) 2013-09-11 7:46
quel vue et hommage pour ce fameux jour, très belle vue et captage sueprbe image du tatouage qui drapelle ces tristes événements.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (64601) 2013-09-11 9:29
Hi Jason,the most original way to remember and celebrate what happens 12 years ago,this pic is absolutely beautiful,like a metaphore,no one could be to delete the tattoo and the memories on the minds...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (12881) 2013-09-11 10:20
at first seeing the thumbnail I thought the title refers to a common tatoo and the fact,it´s something the man will have for the rest of his life.But now I understand it´s not only about the tatoo,it´s also about our memory of that tragic day we will have to the rest of our days.
Now I see tattooed WTC twin towers and the date-September 11th.This is really very good photo to commemorate 12th anniversary of the attack. It shows also good how people try to deal with this tragedy on its own way.
It´s like you wrote-not only attack on America,but assault on humanity and something we will not forget.
Was certainly not easy for you to be so far from home when it happened.I can remember the first reports on TV.It was so unreal I thought it´s some kind of computer simulation or movie.It took a while to me to realize the enormity of the tragedy.
Take care my friend
yquem46 (35690) 2013-09-11 10:25
the best i can do is a copy-paste of what Krzysztof just wrote
Exactly what i felt at that time
Amazed that nobody posted on this tragedy so far today
have a nice day
emka (64550) 2013-09-11 22:11
hello Jason, very original tattoo and so creative to post this photo to commemorate this September day.
Of course, I remember that day very well, as all people. You saw it in german, I saw the news in Polish TV but with my German friend. Like you, I couldn't believe that I saw the real picture and not computer simulation. (Who made all these photos and films, I sometimes wonder).
My neighbor lost his son in this attack. There were six Polish victims.
Hard to believe that twelve years passed.
Thanks for sharing. Regards Malgo
jhm (128325) 2013-09-12 4:25
I am no fan of black and white, but for these picture I have a lot understanding.
Indeed 9/11 has the world changed, or the world has the people changed.
Nothing is still the same, look to the airports and a lot buildings in the world.
Excellent captured, lovely composed.
Very well done, TFS.
mirosu (8466) 2013-09-12 5:55
Memorable photo, yes today we have 12th 9/11 anniversary. Black day in humans history. The same day 11.9.2001) I was sitting in the airplane from Singapore to Zurich. The same day in the afternoon I've heard in radio this terrific news.
I do not like tattoo but I wish to congratulate that man on the photo and of course you, the photographer.
Wish you all the best.
serp2000 (33437) 2013-09-12 11:27
I remember that day when I called to my friend here and he said: Let's go! switch on your TV set! ...
I was just shocked by that breaking news... Then I wrote to my American friend any sad words... Then they showed the filled of joy the dancing streets of Palestine... I totally remember that day, Jason.
And all my feelings and my heart were with the Americans.
nikkitta (9205) 2013-09-14 14:02
I have miss this creative capture to commemorate so a sad day
I was going out to gym when a friend (knowing I don t watch TV or listen radio in the mornings) call me and said turn on the TV
The moment I did , the second plane crashed on the building
Each one remember quite well where and how the news arrived
Hope this will not happen again